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Understanding e-health and its promises for telcos
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Uwe Herzog
Programme Manager
Wieblinger Weg 19/4
69123 Heidelberg, Germany

Project Information
What is this Project about?

Gradually, e-health has become an increasingly important and prominent field within the healthcare sector. As e-health services penetrate individual healthcare segments, from healthcare administration to patient mobility, they present new opportunities for telcos that are important to identify and analyse. As e-health is gaining increasing momentum telcos have an opportunity to strengthen their strategic position as prominent stakeholders in e-health’s value-chain and facilitating for further innovation and development of telcos e-health related technologies and services.

What are the main objectives of this Project?

This study aims to increase understanding of e-health, its main related segments or sub-fields, its current and emerging technologies, legislative status, standardisation and interoperability issues of concern as well as to understand its value-chain process and identify different business models expressing potential opportunities for telcos within this relatively new “industry segment”.
It further aims to understand and determine how telcos can actively plan for, develop and commercially promote suitable e-health solutions and technologies through service and technology integration, adjustment and strategic planning.

The study specifically intends to provide an overview of potential opportunities for telcos in the e-health industry, addressing relevant technology and service opportunities, deployment and development, and thereby provide meaningful input for further business decisions making and collaboration concerning the relevant e-health spectrum.


Project Results
Deliverable Title  No Issue date

Relevant e-Health segments and technologies – status and evolution

D1 June 2008
e-health value chain and potential business models for telcos D2 June 2008
Understanding e-health and its promises for telcos (slide set) D3 June 2008

Telco technologies in e-health - Case studies

T1 June 2008